Archives for December 2012

According To The Qur’an, When Are Muslims Required to Fight, And Against Whom?

There are verses in the Qur’an instructing Muslims to use force in some circumstances.  Along with being a religious and political leader, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a military leader.  So when does Islam require Muslims to use force?Are Muslims required to use force if they are attacked, or if other Muslims are attacked? Are Muslims required to use force to spread Islamic rule? Did the Prophet initiate violence, or did he only respond to it?Muslims have answered these que … [Read more...]